The return of the ATS 6 satellite to a western longitude during the fall of 1976 presented a unique opportunity to perform low angle of elevation measurements at 30 GHz. For this purpose a receiver using a 1.5 m antenna was set up at Port Aransas, Texas, resulting in a propagation path entirely over water. The 30 GHz beacon was monitored daily for at least one hour from 8 September 1976 to 21 September 1976. During the time the elevation angle changed from 1.5 deg to 17.3 deg, the mean attenuation decreased from 20 dB to 2 dB and the standard deviation from over 6 dB to less than .2 dB. The deep fades at angles below 4 deg show significantly sharper nulls than peaks on a log scale. Spectra of the log amplitude fluctuations vary as the (-8/3) power of the spectral frequency in the limit. A flattening is noticeable at the low frequencies. A precipitation event at 8.5 deg elevation produced a 16 dB fade and significantly increased the variance.